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06-29-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Is the new Cmos sensor as sensitive as CCD?

Title pretty much says it all. I know that Canon's (sorry for the obsenity LOL) Cmos sensors are 2 stops slower than our CCD ones, I just wondered about the new Samsung sensors in the K20D and the new K7.


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cannon have been using CMOS for years, and as a matter of fact that their sensors were actually rated about 1/3rd of a stop more sensitive than they should have been. When it was set to ISO400 in reality, it was more like ISO 500. So sensitivity isn't likely to be a problem. however Canon cameras no longer do this, and Samsung sensor based cameras never did that to begin with.
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Yeah, Canon have been using CMOS for a while, for what it's worth.


Even their low-end DSLR's now (eg 1000D) use CMOS.

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